Emmaus Glasgow is one of more than 350 communities throughout the world. 
 
We’re one of 29 communities across the UK, collectively offering a home more than 815 people, known within Emmaus as companions. We support them by providing a home for as long as needed and meaningful work in a social enterprise. There are also five Emmaus groups currently working to open new communities.
 
You only have to speak to some of the people Emmaus has supported to see what a difference we can make to the lives of those that have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.
Emmaus in the UK

Emmaus in the UK

Since the first community opened in the UK in 1991, Emmaus has grown quickly. There are now 29 communities spread across the UK, supporting 815 formerly homeless people. There are also five groups currently working to establish new communities.

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Our values

Our values

  1. Value and respect every person, opposing injustice
  2. Be transparent and honest in all our dealings
  3. Demonstrate solidarity and support for those in need
  4. Create an environment of empowerment
  5. Share and exchange resources, skills and learning
  6. Support and foster interdependence and independence
  7. Work to live and give
Solidarity

Solidarity

Solidarity, helping others less fortunate than yourself, is central to the Emmaus way of life. Everyone at Emmaus, including companions, staff, trustees and volunteers is encouraged to carry out acts of solidarity to support people who need it most.

For companions in particular, this has a huge impact on their confidence and self-worth, showing them that they can make a difference to someone else’s life and add value to the lives of people around them.

Companions at Emmaus Glasgow have always had a strong commitment to solidarity work. In 2009, the companions agreed to run a soup kitchen one night per week in the centre of Glasgow. This had grown to two nights a week by 2014. In addition, surplus food is collected by Emmaus companions from a number of major supermarkets and distributed to a number of other local homeless charities.

Emmaus International

Emmaus International

Emmaus isn’t just in the UK, in fact it started in France in the 1940s. Since then Emmaus has grown into an international movement with more than 350 groups based in 37 countries across the world.

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